Ecology and the Crisis of Overpopulation: Future Prospects for Global Sustainability

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Edward Elgar, Jan 1, 1998 - Nature - 174 pages
'. . . it offers many original insights into the population question and should interest academics and professionals in various disciplines.' - J.R. McDonald, Choice 'His knowledge is encyclopaedic and he has one of the clearest and most engaging writing styles I have seen for a very long time. . . . It is unique as a volume because it weaves a good story from both "ancient and modern" theories of population change. Especially attractive is the exposition of recent economic theories of fertility. . . . Thoroughly recommended.' - David Pearce, University College London, UK Current population growth is leading to a depletion in natural resources and could eventually cause irreversible damage to the environment. This book attempts to explain trends in the growth of the global population and the ecological consequences by blending the insights of analytical economics and behavioural ecology.

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Contents

The ecological foundations of fertility
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Moving down the Eltonian Pyramid
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PART n ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
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Anup Shah and Fiona Rogers

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